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This article was published on August 1, 2016


Missed the Windows 10 update deadline? You can still upgrade for free

Missed the Windows 10 update deadline? You can still upgrade for free
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For a year after its launch, Microsoft allowed users of previous versions of its desktop OS to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. That offer ended last week on July 29.

If you’ve missed the boat, you’ll be interested to learn that the company’s free upgrade offer is still available to those who use assistive technologies, such as screen reading tools. Microsoft isn’t restricting the offer to specific technologies, and isn’t verifying that you’re using them either.

So, yes, that means it should work for typical users as well. All you need to do is head to this page on Microsoft’s site and click the ‘Upgrade Now’ button to download the installation tool to get started.

Along with its previously advertised features, Windows 10 is also getting a huge Anniversary update tomorrow, which will bring additional functionality like the Windows Ink suite of tools for use with styluses, Cortana on the lock screen, extension support for the Edge browser, a natively integrated bash shell and a Dark Mode for the interface.

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